The Origin of AnaDent3D

Computer technologies for dental applications can be categorized into two separated entities described as follows:
  1. The applications of the knowledge from various fields into orthodontic treatments including the knowledge about the characteristics of radiographic images and CT images, image processing, development of databases and networks for dental applications and so on.
  2. The program developments for specialized dental applications including orthodontic applications which require the specialized dental knowledge with focuses on particular fields. For the case of orthodontic applications, knowledge on orthodontic treatments and cephalometric analyses are in special needs. After finishing the development phase, it is a mandate to pass the clinical trials before starting the commercialization including software packages for cephalometric analysis, orthodontic treatment planning, 3D dental model analysis, and orthodontic treatment simulation and so on. According to experiences in the past, researchers have developed the second category of the computer technologies for dental applications which require to apply both knowledge from dentists and orthodontists along with software development knowledge to realize the software for orthodontic treatment simulation and cephalometric analysis which are CephSmile V.1.0-2.0 and AlignBracket3D V.1.0 However, we need some vital equipment to obtain 3D data for further development to meet the dentists/orthodontists demands including Optical 3D Scanner.

The Proposals for AnaDent3D

  • 3D dental model scanning services for dentists
  • Reducing necessities to keep the storage of stone dental case models. This is due to the fact that patient s who need orthodontic treatments need to make at least 36-40 dental cast along the course of orthodontic treatments and those sets of dental cast have to be stored for 10 years by Law, causing space constrains for the dental clinics and dental department of the hospitals
  • The application of computer technologies for orthodontic treatments from 3D data.
  • Researchers could applied the information stored in the database for further software developments including search engines for 3D medical objects, the applications for forensic dental identification for those who have been either missing or killed during the disasters including tsunami, deluge, landslide and so on.